Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill into law that bars criminal defendants from using homophobic and transphobic arguments in court.
If passed, the new law would allow LGBT parents more freedom in describing their relationships to their children.
Three political absences made out California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins acting governor for a day.
Passed last year, California's AB 1121 set up the framework for a more privacy-conscious environment for trans individuals trying to legally change their name and gender.
After a five-year fight to secure the freedom to marry the person they love, Prop. 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo exchanged vows before friends, family, and celebrities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday.
The Supreme Court declined to review two lawsuits brought forth by anti-LGBT organizations.
Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.
The suggestions from a two-year study of LGBT issues on campus include the creation of a bisexual workgroup, gender-neutral restrooms, and tax equity programs for staff in domestic partnerships.
The bill, which would ensure that a transgender person's accurate gender is listed on their death certificate, now heads to the State Senate.
The bill makes clear that a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity is not sufficient reason to reduce a charge from murder to manslaughter.